Veteran Pakistani actor Durdana Butt has passed away on Thursday, at the age of 83. She was shifted to ventilator the past week for deteriorating health.She had been suffering prolonged cancer and just last week she was put on ventilator support when her ailment got worse after contracting Covid.
Known for her positive and fun on-screen presence, legendary Durdana Butt was born on 9 May, 1938. She was celebrated across the world for her role in superhit drama Tanhaiyaan and then its remake Tanhaiyaan Naye Silsilay. She has recently worked in sitcom Dugdugi.
Taking to Instagram, actor Khalid Malik shared the news of the actress’ passing in a post captioned, “Durdana (dodi) apa has transitioned from this realm back to her Creator.”
“The wise. The humorous. The insightful Durdana Butt is a special soul now back in His embrace,” Malik added.
Soon after, condolences for the Fifty-Fifty star started pouring in from celebrities and fans alike. Durdana Butt is best known for her roles in famous dramas like Aangan Terha, Ruswai and Tanhaiyaan.
Born on May 9, 1938 in Lahore, Butt started her acting journey in the early 70s. Apart from working in dramas, she also starred in movies like Balu Mahi, Parey Hut Love, Ishq Positive and Dil Diyan Gallan.